“Painting from my sitting room, I am surrounded by all my friends; Husain, Gaitonde, Raza, Tyeb, Padamsee etc..... their paintings are all around me and have become a part of me. I feel they are all still with me and that is a happy thought.”
Krishen Khanna, April 2021
We are delighted to announce our upcoming exhibition of new paitings by eminent artist, Krishen Khanna. The exhibition titled, 'Krishen Khanna: Paintings from my sitting room', will be available to view online in our viewing room from the 21st of May 2021.
The exhibition will focus on the new paintings from Khanna's famous 'Bandwalla' series, which originally captured his attention in the late 1970s. These smaller paintings, all done between 2020 - 2021 are a result of Khanna's shift from his large studio in the basement to a makeshift studio in his living room. The shift in studio space, which was prompted by the events of last year and lockdown, has meant that Khanna is now surrounded by photohraphs of family and paintings by all his friends including Husain, Tyeb and Gaitonde who are amongst him and their memories keep him happy while he paints.